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South University’s online programs Overview

Located in Savannah, Georgia, South University's online programs is a private for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is South University’s online programs Known For?

669 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at South University's online programs is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 8% of the faculty were full-time.

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South University’s online programs Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

South University's online programs has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#68 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#146 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#160 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#171 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at South University's online programs.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Online Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Online Theological & Ministerial Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Online Health Professions Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Online Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Most Popular Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Value Health Professions Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is South University’s online programs?

Location of South University's online programs

Contact details for South University's online programs are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 709 Mall Blvd, Savannah, GA 31406
Phone: 888-444-3404
Website: www.southuniversity.edu/online#location=Online%20Programs
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/southU/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/SouthU

How Do I Get Into South University’s online programs?

You can apply to South University’s online programs online at: www.southuniversity.edu/admissions/admission-info/applying

Since South University's online programs has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford South University’s online programs?

79% Take Out Loans
11.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At South University's online programs, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $8,948 a year. That adds up to $35,792 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at South University's online programs is 11.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

South University’s online programs Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,045 Full-Time Undergraduates
81% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,488 undergraduate students at South University's online programs, with 2,045 being full-time and 1,443 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  South University's online programs

There are also 2,707 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,045 full-time undergraduates at South University's online programs, 19% are male and 81% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  South University's online programs

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of South University's online programs students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of South University's online programs Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 948
Hispanic or Latino 218
White 737
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 129

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at South University's online programs. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at South University’s online programs

6,904 Took All Classes Online
6,904 Took At Least One Class Online
-11.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 11 bachelor’s degree and 14 master’s degree programs available online at South University's online programs. In 2017-2018, 6,904 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at South University's online programs has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 3rd most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of South University’s online programs

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at South University's online programs was -11.9%. This is the #215 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at South University's online programs regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of South University's online programs majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Public Administration 21%
Public Administration & Social Service 21%
Public Health 68%
Theological & Ministerial Studies 64%
Theology & Religious Vocations 64%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at South University's online programs ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Public Relations & Advertising #13
Theological & Ministerial Studies #24
Information Science #27
Health Sciences & Services #27
Legal Support Services #31
Theology & Religious Vocations #34
Public Health #34
Legal Professions #41
Communication & Journalism #46
Public Administration #51
General Psychology #60
Nursing #64
Psychology #70
Public Administration & Social Service #75
Accounting #93
Computer & Information Sciences #97
Criminal Justice & Corrections #101
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #106
Health & Medical Administrative Services #110
Business Administration & Management #140
Health Professions #144
Business, Management & Marketing #150

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

South University’s online programs Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 208 126 1,216 22 1,572
Health & Medical Administrative Services 83 105 0 84 0 272
Business Administration & Management 0 82 0 59 6 147
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 42 0 14 0 56
Information Science 0 36 0 19 0 55
Health Sciences & Services 0 44 0 0 0 44
Public Health 0 30 0 10 0 40
General Psychology 0 31 0 0 0 31
Public Administration 0 0 0 19 0 19
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 0 0 11 11
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 5 0 5
Legal Support Services 3 2 0 0 0 5
Public Relations & Advertising 0 3 0 0 0 3
Accounting 0 0 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 86 583 126 1,427 39 2,261

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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